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Paws for a cause 2019

Paws for a cause 2019

Familypet Vet will be manning a stall @Serafino Paws for a Cause McLaren Vale Sunday 28th April 2019   9am – 3pm Serafino Wines, 39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale Parking available Best Dressed Dog Competition Winery Dog of the Year Parade & Crowning Fenced doggie...

Rat Bait Poisoning in Dogs and Cats

Rat Bait Poisoning in Dogs and Cats

The team at Familypet Vet have seen an increase the number of animals suffering from rat bait intoxication recently in the Adelaaide area. We suspect this is because of the increase in mouse numbers, and so more baits are being laid. Rat baits can contain any number...

Basic Obedience Dog Training

Basic Obedience Dog Training

Here at Familypet Vet puppy pre-school we will teach you and your puppy to following basic commands: Sit Stay Drop Come When teaching these commands, we try and get the puppies to know the action first, and then bring in the verbal command once they have mastered that...

Pet Insurance: Does your pet need it?

Pet Insurance: Does your pet need it?

PET INSURANCE AT FAMILYPET VET How much do you love your pet? Do you go out of your way to include their needs in your own grocery list? Do you worry about whether they have eaten yet or not when you are out of town for business? Do you miss them when you go abroad to...

Your new puppies health

Your new puppies health

Health: Starting from a young age it is recommended you start an at home “health check”. Doing this is great for your puppy to get them to tolerate someone examining them, especially getting used to having paws touched (we find a lot of puppies/dogs have a fear of...

It’s Puppy Pre-school Time

It’s Puppy Pre-school Time

What is Puppy Pre-school? It is a fun, four week course for yourself and your puppy that provides you with up to date information on how to give your puppy the best start at life. It encourages positive socialisation in a safe supervised environment. Puppy Pre-school...

Car Travel

Car Travel

Fear of travelling in the car is a common problem experienced by many puppies/ dogs. The motion of being in a car often causes the puppy to be sick, and sometimes being ill may the negative experience that causes a fear of travelling. Take small steps to teaching the...

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Like humans dogs are very social creatures. In a wild state, they live as part of a pack that works as an effective hunting and puppy-rearing unit. Conflict is rare, and although much ritual posturing and communication goes on to ensure that all pack members...

Emergency Planning

Emergency Planning

We recommend having a plan in place of where you are going to go and what you are going to do in case your pet needs emergency treatment, touch wood you will never have to use it. Have the vet clinics number handy, ideally on your mobile and on your home phone, or...

Common Dog Poisonings

Common Dog Poisonings

Foods: Chocolate – especially dark chocolate Caffeine Onions/Garlic – causes anaemia Grapes, raisins and sultanas – causes renal failure Avocado Macadamia nuts Nutmeg Highly fatty food e.g. pork/bacon Mouldy foods Artificial sweeteners e.g. what’s found in Extra...